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Should I use the stairs or elevator to stay fit if I have bad knees from being deconditioned?
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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Family Medicine
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In brief: Good intentions.
It's great that you want to stay fit and take care of your knees.
I worry, though, that with the stairs you will be placing unnecessary strain on your knees - which could cause injury and totally undermine any efforts to stay fit. Skip the stairs, and stick to low impact exercise - swimming, elliptical, recline bike. When your knees start to get stronger, then you can do the stairs.

In brief: Good intentions.
It's great that you want to stay fit and take care of your knees.
I worry, though, that with the stairs you will be placing unnecessary strain on your knees - which could cause injury and totally undermine any efforts to stay fit. Skip the stairs, and stick to low impact exercise - swimming, elliptical, recline bike. When your knees start to get stronger, then you can do the stairs.
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